Perugia 1795 2 baiocchi
This type is listed for 1795 and 1799 and was struck in Perugia. It was struck as emergency coinage after the French invasion disrupted the economy. The early coinage of the Papal States used an antique monetary system. After 1830, five quattrini = one baiocco; 100 baiocchi = one scudo. In 1866, the currency was reformed to use centesimi and lire in order to match that of the surrounding kingdom of Italy. In 1870, the Papal States were occupied and annexed by the kingdom of Italy and coinage ceased until 1929.
Recorded mintage: unknown but rather scarce.
Specification: 20 g, copper.
Catalog reference: KM 2, Ber-3133.
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